Since 2001, the Frist Art Museum has brought internationally acclaimed exhibitions to our community, exposing many to contemporary art for the first time. The appetite for the art of our time has grown and continues to impact the local art scene. With this acute appreciation in mind, the Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA) was started in 2015 to support the Frist’s organization and presentation of contemporary exhibitions. Consider joining FoCA today with a $1,000 donation add-on to your existing membership.


FoCA members have exclusive opportunities to:

  • meet contemporary artists and visit their studios
  • mingle with Frist Art Museum curators at special gatherings
  • receive VIP access to Frist Art Museum contemporary art events
  • attend social mixers with other contemporary art enthusiasts


Current and upcoming contemporary art exhibitions at the Frist include:

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Perez Art Museum Miami Collection
January 28–May 1, 2022

LeXander Bryant: Forget Me Nots
January 28–May 1, 2022

Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 3–September 4, 2022

Virginia Overton
October 7–December 31, 2022


For more information about FoCA, contact Alyssa Blades at 615.744.3963 or ablades@FristArtMuseum.org.


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Please consider supporting the Frist Art Museum with a donation. Your gift is essential to our mission of serving the community through the arts and art access in particular. We truly appreciate your generosity.